04 Jun Redesigned 2018 Aston Martin DB11 with Twin-Turbo V12 Engine Reviewed!
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 is the most powerful and efficient DB Grand Tourer ever produced by the British Brand. The coupe comes with two high-performance engine options that include a brand new powerful yet-fuel efficient V8 engine. It has been introduced in the UAE with two models that are Coupe and Volante.
The all-new Aston Martin DB11 is a luxury vehicle that has been redesigned to set a new example in the field of the most powerful coupes ever introduced in the market. It brought a host of changes such as a convertible body style, a completely new chassis, electronics, steering, and suspension.
The interior of both the Coupe and Volante have been designed to provide a variety of comfort and convenience features for an enjoyable journey. Aston Martin has introduced a number of advanced technologies in the 2018 DB11 for a delightful driving experience. It has many latest safety features and driver assistance features that make it one of the safest vehicles in the segment.
Here is a detailed review of the 2018 Aston Martin DB11 available in the UAE with a keen insight into its design, performance, technologies, safety features and a lot more.
Design of the 2018 Aston Martin DB11
Being part of the Aston Martin’s “Second Century” plan, the all-new DB11 has been designed to be aggressive. The designers at Aston Martin have paid attention to nearly every part of the vehicle’s exterior to make it look more attractive. To improve the aerodynamics of the vehicle, the designers have elegantly fitted new performance-enhancing elements in its exterior. The interior of the Grand Tourer has been laced with top luxuries and ergonomic features to be more comfortable at all times.
The 2018 Aston Martin has an attractive exterior that makes it capable of turning heads wherever it goes. It has a new bonded aluminum structure that efficiently combines lightness and strength to deliver an enhanced performance. The Grand Tourer looks wider than before with a perfect body weight distribution, thanks to a 65 mm wide wheelbase that makes it look more authentic.
The front fascia of the Grand Tourer has been dominated by the iconic radiator grille that sets the statement for a commanding exterior. The available signature clamshell hood at the front has been made from single piece of aluminum and add to its exterior appeal. It features new side skirts, brand new bumpers and a race-inspired diffuser that provide a sporty look to the coupe.
The all-new Aston Martin DB11 has large air intakes on the lower side of the front bumper that enhance the engine cooling efficiency. The rear side of the Grand Tourer features Aston Martin Aeroblade that enables a smooth flow of air around the vehicle’s body for improved aerodynamics. It has been fitted with 20-inch 10-spoke Silver Diamond Turned Wheels that provide a strong grip on the road for a smooth ride.
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 comes with LED headlamps with side lights and cornering lights that add to the purposeful appeal of the vehicle. It has LED daytime running lights that add to its visibility for other commuters. It features LED light blade tail-lamps to elevate the beauty of the exterior.
Aston Martin, for the first time in their rich history, has unveiled a convertible body of DB11 and calling it the “modern-day interpretation of the coveted DB Volante.” The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been designed to deliver an exhilarating open-top drive experience and makes the prestigious DB11 lineup even more attractive. It features “K-Fold” design roof top that can be opened at up to 31mph and its reliability has been successfully tested over 100,000 times by the brand.
— Aston Martin (@astonmartin) May 13, 2018
The interior of the all-new Aston Martin DB11 has been laced with excellent luxuries and ergonomic features for maximum comfort at all times. The interior of the Grand Tourer is a true example of craftsmanship, thanks to the available ergonomic features and enhanced convenience features that make every ride comfortable. It offers a 2-passenger capacity in the Coupe model with the option of 4 seats and a 4 passenger seating capacity in the Volante model.
The cabin of 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Coupe has been designed to be more spacious while staying true to its luxury roots. It offers 10mm of extra headroom for front passengers and 54mm of extra headroom and 87mm of legroom for the rear passengers.
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has a fully foldable roof that provides extra headroom for comfortable long journeys. It features two ISOFIX points for two children seats at the rear for enhanced convenience of passengers.
A Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control System has been fitted in the cabin of the all-new DB11 for comfortable journeys. It comes with ventilated front seats that add to the comfort of the passengers.
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 has a three-spoke leather trimmed steering wheel with driver’s assistance features that make the cabin driver-centric. A 12.0-inch TFT display screen has been placed behind the steering wheel that puts the driver squarely in command of the coupe.
Aston Martin has introduced a number of advanced technologies in the cabin of the all-new DB11 that assist the driver and passengers on every corner of the road. The available 8.0-inch TFT Screen allows the passengers to efficiently configure the available technologies.
The available technologies include Wi-Fi Hub, iPhone Integration, iPod, 400-watt Aston Martin Audio System, Satellite Navigation, Bluetooth Connectivity, Auto Park Assist, DAB Radio, Blind Spot Assistance and a lot more.
Performance Attributes of the 2018 Aston Martin DB11
The all-new Aston Martin DB11 is a rear-wheel drive coupe and comes with two-high performance engine options. Both of the available engines get an 8-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Shift-by-wire Control System for a smooth acceleration.
The first engine option is the brand new 4.0-litre Twin-Turbo V8 engine that is capable of producing 503 horsepower and 675Nm of torque. The engine has a top speed of 300 Km/h and allows the vehicle to go from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 4.0 seconds. It delivers a fuel efficiency of 9.9-litre per 100 Km.
The second engine option is a 5.2-litre Twin-Turbo V12 engine that produces 600 horsepower and a massive 700Nm of torque making it the most powerful DB11 in the brand’s history. With this engine, the Grand Tourer can go from 0 to 100 Km/h in just 3.9 seconds at a top speed of 322 Km/h. It provides a fuel efficiency of 11.3-litre per 100 Km.
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 comes with an Adaptive Damping System (ADS) with Skyhook Technology modes that are Sport, Sport+, and GT. This efficient system allows the driver to adjust the vehicle’s suspension according to the changing road conditions.
It has Intelligent Cylinder Bank Activation System that makes it the most fuel-efficient and cleanest DB ever produced by Aston Martin.
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 comes with a number of latest safety features that ensure maximum safety to passengers in challenging road conditions.
Some of the notable safety features of the Grand Tourer are:
- Anti-lock Braking System
- Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
- Hydraulic Brake Assist
- Electric Park Brake
- Emergency Brake Assist
- Dynamic Stability Control
- Traction Control
- Launch Control
- Tyre Pressure Monitoring
- Dynamic Torque Vectoring
- Positive Torque Control
- Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
Price and Availability in the UAE
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 has already been introduced in the UAE with its multiple engine options and enhanced convenience features. The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 with the V8 engine has a starting price of AED 800,000 that can go as high as AED 900,000. The starting price of Aston Martin DB11 with the V12 engine is AED 945,000 that can go as high as AED 1,100,000 with the optional features.
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